Netflix is going out with the new and in with the old at the $14.4 million venue
Netflix‘s renovation plans for the recently acquired Egyptian Theatre Hollywood were presented this week at the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council. In virtual attendance were Netflix Design & Construction Regional Team Lead Tony Hambarchian and Studio Policy Manager Amy Lemisch, but an array of project renderings and new details were presented by Charuni Patibanda, president of government affairs and lobby firm The McOsker Group.
Patibanda described the streaming giant’s plans for the historic theater as a “rewind rehab.” Elements like the theater’s ceiling, with its sunburst organ, there since the venue’s 1922 inception, will be preserved, while its Steven Spielberg Screening Room, a product of a late 1990s renovation, will be removed, Patibanda said. “The Egyptian Theatre is an HCM; it’s already been designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument, and we are not doing anything to impact any of the historic nature of the project,” she said. “In fact, we are doing everything we can do essentially renovate and rehab the building back up to its former glory, when it opened in 1922.”…..